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is heating up in alameda county. new at noon, allie rasmus joins us live in oakland to explain what the sheriffs want to do with the drones and why the aclu opposes the plan. >> reporter: well, today, the alameda county supervisors were supposed to consider whether to allow the sheriff's office to buy a drone or as the sheriff says, he prefers to call it, an unmanned aerial device. but the item was taken off the supervisors' agenda, just as a couple of civil liberties groups had a press conference expressing concerns. the alameda county sheriff's office unveiled what they might purchase, this device. in the past month, alameda county received around $31,000 in state grant money to buy an unmanned aerial system known to some as a drone. the devices have live hd quality video and infrared capability. and that's raising the concerns of civil liberties groups. >> we have nothing on paper that will bind the sheriff and accountability methods to prevent privacy issues. so we should not be rushing into this. >> it's law enforcement's job to protect people's privacy and to think we would us
. >>> there is a drone war being waged in alameda county. the sheriff's office says it needs one of the pint-sized spy planes for public safety purposes. but cbs 5's ann tell us big brother might hop on board. >> reporter: the sheriff's department wants a camera-equipped drone for search and rescue and serving search warrants. >> having a device like this, we could look into that area prior to serving the search warrant. >> reporter: privacy advocates are worried it could expand. >> where they were going to say they were going to use them for emergency purposes and start using them for surveillance on ordinary americans. >> reporter: some believe the sheriff isn't being completely honest. documents that the aclu obtained along with documents that esf obtained show his true plan is to use a drone for spying. >> the sheriff clearly is working to secretly unleash a drone on alameda county. >> reporter: although the office had agreed to wait until a hearing to decide the issue, it ended up on the county board of supervisors' agenda for approval. >> there are no hard and fast rules. currently the faa hasn'
the cause. >>> well, shoppers in alameda county, get ready for this message. byob, bring your own bag. starting tuesday, grocery stores will not be allowed to hand out plastic bags. elisa is in berkeley. >> reporter: just a couple of days and you won't be able to find plastic bags like these in grocery stores in alameda county. these can be harmful to the environment, so instead, come january 1, people will be asked to bring their own bags or pay for one. alameda county, say good-bye to plastic bags and hello to reusable ones. starting january 1, one-time use plastic bags will no longer be allowed at checkout. instead, customers must bring a bag of their own or pay a minimum of 10 cents for a recycled paper one. the alameda county reusable bag ordinance continued the ordinance. a plastic bag takes hundreds of years to break down. they're a threat to marine life, one of the most common items found littered throughout the streets. >> it may be an inconvenience to the customer, but there's a difference between inconvenience and, i mean, what works for the rest of the world and the planet
to be seeing plastic bags like this at grocery stores in alameda county soon. they can be harmful to the environment. so come january 1st, people are asked to bring their own bags or pay for one. alameda county, say goodbye to plastic bags and hello to reusable ones! starting january first, 1-time use plastic bags will no longer be allowed at checkouts. instead, customers must bring their own bag or pay a minimum of $0.10 for a recycled paper one. >> i think it's a great thing. >> chris: i. >> i don't know if i like it, but i understand it. >> reporter: they adopted the policy to reese litter and waste and conserve resources. a plastic bag is a threaten to marine life and are one of the most common items found littered throughout the streets. >> it may be inconvenient for the customer but there's a difference between inconvenience and what works for the world and the planet. >> reporter: bag-bans are gaining in popularity. similar ordinances are already in effect in other california cities and counties like los angeles, san mateo, and san francisco. >> it's not that big of a deal.
. stone, kron 4 news. >>pam: and the growing controversy over how the alameda county sheriff's office .... plans to use unmanned drones. rising concern over plans to use drone aircraft for law enforcement in find out why privacy concerns may keep the idea from getting off the ground. raveesh kumra. operations. however, the american civil liberties union alleges there is more in the plans than just search and rescue.. the group says the alameda county sheriff's office could also use the remote controlled aircraft and as, kron 4's reggie kumar tells us, the a-c- l-u claims, it has the documents to prove it.. you may not see it as it flys over your home or backyard snapping pictures of your every move. that's what the aclu alleges could happen, if the alameda county sheriff's office is allowed to use these unmanned drones. the aclu says it obtained these documents from the sheriff's office through a california public records act, and they show the sheriff's office will do hamadi grant was received in october half approving the grant request for intelligence gathering and terror
for shoppers in alameda county. starting tomorrow, customers will need to bring in their own reusable bag. or if they forget, they will need to shell out 10 cents per bag. >> i don't think it will hurt my pocketbook. hopefully it will remind me to bring my own bags. today i forgot. i think if i have to pay 10 cents for every bag i use, it will start to stick in my head. >> reporter: the ordinance goes into effect tomorrow that will eliminate plastic bags for supermarkets, liquor stores, pharmacies. >> it will be an inconvenience but it's a reasonable inconvenience. >> i don't think that very many people are going to really feel a huge pinch because of a 10- cent charge. >> reporter: the premise of the according, according to the alameda waste county authority is to reduce the amounts of bags in rivers, creeks and waterways. they will begin to increase the ordinance tomorrow to those businesses who don't -- don't apply. many grocery stores are looking at a push of reselling reusable bags already. >> we'll find out. it's new year's eve. we'll know better in the weeks to come. i think overal
from bank of america, and we have michael here from alameda county food bank. you have a special presentation but before we present the check, how about telling us about give a meal program with bank of america. >> absolutely. give a meal is a fantastic program. we have the honor this year of leading that program again and being an exclusive sponsor. for every dollar that is donated we have $2 that bank of america matches and it's phenomenal program. >> it doesn't have top an employee of bank o of america. anybody that banks with bank of america can donate a dollar. >> two for one and you can do that at www.bankofamerica.com/give. and it goes to addressing hunger which is a critical need. >> i like that. can we have a little bit of a drum roll and see how much you guys have raised here. >> absolutely. absolutely. >> right here. $25,000. so michael with alameda county food bank. that is very generous. michael. >> thank you on behalf of the alameda county food bank and the bay area food bankings this is an extremely meaningful contribution. we last month served more people through
resumed about 5 a.m. >>> new developments in the controversy surrounding alameda county's drone program. the board of supervisors chose not to review a budget proposal for the unmanned drones at their meeting this afternoon. earlier today civil rights advocates said they planned to release evidence that shows plans for a surveillance drone in alameda county. the aclu says the sheriff's office plans to use the drone for surveillance and intelligence gathering, contradicting earlier claims it would only be used for search- and-rescue operations. >>> coming up, if the feds can't reach an agreement, maybe the states can help. >> i'm danielle nottingham in washington. coming up, president obama consults a group of the nation's governors on the "fiscal cliff." >> and well wishes are pouring in for will and kate as brits make bets on whether it will be a boy, girl, twins or triplets. >>> hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow live at the whole foods market in cupertino. if you have been looking for a way to help people for the holidays, we have a great idea for you plus we'll talk about that r
. no word on any arrests.. or, what started e fire. (new1) there's a drone war being wd in alameda county. the sheriff's office says it nes one of the pint-sized spy- planes, for public safety purposes. but cbs-5's ann notarangelo tells us: critis worry big brother might jusp on board. needs one of those pint sized spy planes for public safety purposes. critics worry the big brother might just hop on board. >> reporter: alameda county sheriff's department wants a camera equipped drone and searching search warrants in high risk areas where deputies are concerned about high risk suspects. >> where we could look into the area prior to serving the search warrant. >> privacy advocates are worried the uses could expand. >> they may use it for surveillance on ordinary americans. >> some believe the sheriff isn't being completely honest. >> documents showed that his true plan is to use a drone for survey spying. >> although they agreed to wait until a hearing to decide the issue it suddenly ended up on the county board of supervisors agenda for approval. it was a clerical error and the item was p
and 165th avenue, in unincorporated alameda county. four passengers onboard, two were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. >>> on the peninsula -- >> two people are recovering after a dramatic cliff rescue in san mateo county that tied up traffic this morning. the couple drove their car off a cliff in daly city. the car plunged huges of feet. one victim had to be carried to the top of the bluff that person is suffering from serious injuries. a second person appears to be okay. the accident happened 4:15 this morning. the rescue shutdown traffic along skyline boulevard, the lanes have since reopen. >>> weather starting to turn, more clouds, soon the rain will be arriving. >> we are enjoying the sun. >> a little cool. >> is definitely. but the rain won't be too far off. >>> true, you can see clouds starting to increase outside. that is definitely showing up on live doppler 7 hd. you are seeing clouds over the ocean also clouds over the land and the difference is we have cloudy conditions the sea breeze coming back banking up against the coast and has been spilling into t
scandal of the year took a major turn today. nadia former alameda county supervisor and wife of state treasurer bill dropped her request for restraining order against her former boyfriend. dan has the exclusive i team investigation. >> her attorney asked the judge to delay hearing nadia request for restraining order against former boyfriend steve jack until she gets out of rehab in february. the scandal blew up 10 months ago after a violent confrontation between l them that the newark motel. it left her with scrapes and deep bruises. but authorities declined to press charges. after they publicly discussed the meth use and sex tape they made she resigned from the alameda county board of supervisor and entered rehab. the judge suggested dropping the issue of restraining order for now and rescheduling if necessary when nadia returns to the bay area. >> court would take it off calendar and reissue we'll do that. okay good enough thank you. >>reporter: what do you think the odds are of you come bang. do you think this could die right here. >> i think there's a good chance this may di
: this morning, alameda county sheriff's deputies are looking at a fatal collision between a pedestrian and train near hayward. it happened about 7:00 last night just outside the hayward city limits. tracks were shut down while authorities very investigated the name of the victim has not been released. >> the highway patrol is investigating a fiery accident in orinda. a car flipped over after the driver lost control of the vehicle as he was exiting on fish ranch road yesterday afternoon. the vehicle caught fire. alan wang was there before the fire department got to the scene. they managed to get out of the vehicle safely. >> authorities in contra costa are investigating a report of a rape on a popular hiking trail. woman says she was attacked on ma drone trail in regional wilderness in alamo. man was in his early 40s and walking a heavy set dog. according to the park service it happened wednesday around 3:30. they say the attacker grabbed the hiker by the hair and pulled her to the ground before raping her. the man ran off. >> eric: it happens every christmas season at somebody's house. today the
. >> the election is over but the battle over a sales tax measure in alameda county is taking a new turn. after losing by a narrow margin, a county agency is asking for an expensive recounty. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman says taxpayers are being asked to pay for it. >> reporter: transportation officials in alameda county really wanted this megabillion ballot measure. it was so close. but they didn't get it. so they are now spending more money to see if they can still get it and as you say that angers a lot of taxpayers. tick, tick, tick. >> yes. yes, yes. >> reporter: someone likened it to watching paint dry. >> yes, yes. >> reporter: most alameda county voters voted for measure b-1, 66.53% of them. but it needed two-thirds majority, 66.67%. the backers of the half cent sales tax that would fix potholes boost bus service and bring bart to livermore decided to buy a recount. >> we have been working on developing this transportation expenditure plan for 2.5 years through a highly public process. because there was so much voter support we wanted -- we requested a recount to make sure all the ballo
daughter. >> the suspect was 36 and was arrested yesterday. alameda county prosecutors could charge him today. >>> police are looking for a man who lobbed a walgreens of narcotics in palo alto. a surveillance camera captured images of the suspect. police say he asked for oxycontin and showed a gun. the suspect is a white man in his 20s about 6 feet tall with short cropped hair. he wore a white hat with a seattle seahawks logo on it. >>> plans to reduce firefighting service will be the focus of a meeting at the contra costa county fire protection district. among the actions being considered closing several fire stations. the district has to cut back after measure q failed to get a two-thirds majority. it was for a parcel tax to fund fire services. >>> the san francisco board of supervisors is expected to give final approval today to ban public nudity. protestors stripped at san francisco city hall last month when supervisors gave preliminary approval to the ban. they plan to do so today. >> reporter: president obama is keeping a close eye on a week lon strike at two southern california p
a party out here, people have been coming by. susan is with alameda community food bank. >> alameda county community food bank. >> yes. very close, very close. >> you're giving us an amazing statistic why just a moment ago. >> yes. >> it serves one in six alameda county residents. >> 20% of the people living in alameda county need our help? >> every day. and mostly, it's children. and working family autos i'm assuming a lot of seniors too. >> a lot of seniors, too. we take care of the engine autos yes this, is kind of like the silent crisis. you say one in six that, is unacceptably high. it's ridiculous. we've got to do something about that. >> you're right. anyone can help us. dropping off food is wonderful. in alameda county cash donations are welcome and go a long, long way. >> i've been told what i do best is manual labor. i'm going toly. and it's a great cause. we're happy to help. >> what types of things do people need to bring down here? >> we want nine perish -- nonperishable items. canned items are the best. peanut butter, nonsugary cereal is great and helps out. >> thank you. >>
. >>> accusations are flying over alameda county's proposed drone program. the sheriff's office says it needs the mini spy planes for emergencies like search-and- rescue. but civil rights activists say that's not the whole roof to and have proof. ann notarangelo reports. >> reporter: the day gang with aclu saying the sheriff's department is pulling a fast one with the drones and ended with the sheriff's department saying there had been a clerical error. alameda county sheriff's department wants a camera equipped drone something similar to this for search-and- rescue and serving search warrants in high risk areas where deputies are concerned about armed suspects. >> having a device like this that we could look into that area prior to serving the search warrant would be very helpful. >> reporter: but privacy advocates worry its uses could soon expand. >> where they say they were going to use them for emergency purposes and then use them for surveillance on ordinary americans. >> reporter: some believe the sheriff is not being honest. >> documents that the aclu obtained along with documents that
to "food for bay area families." >> well, for my tenth birthday, i donated money for the alameda county food bank by asking my friends to bring checks instead of presents. >> reporter: they didn't give you any presents? they just came with check in hand and gave it to you? >> yeah. >> reporter: what made you think of such an idea? >> well, my parents were talking one night about how some families don't have enough food to eat and i thought that was really sad. so... >> reporter: i'm glad that you have such a big heart. let me see this big check that you want to contribute to the alameda county food bank. >> it is -- $400! all from sydney loura from danville! we thank you. mike is here from the alameda county food bank. how many families will this feed? >> this will feed actually provided about 1,000 meals with this check. >> 1,000 meals! how does that make you feel? >> that makes me feel really good that 1,000 meals are going to be donated. >> reporter: can i give you a big hug? >> yeah! >> aww. >> reporter: if you want to help out, all you have to do is visit us online at cbssf.com
in the months to come. >> and debate over drones, the flying objects that you can remote control, alameda county sheriff's department wants to use them. the big question, is how should they be used? we'll have an expert on privacy coming in and talking about that. >>> meanwhile, a recent effort to provide free muni passes for low income school children in san francisco has provoked a lot of debate. >> now muni officials are talking about another idea that could turn the fare system upside down. muni riders have plenty to say on the plan to base fares on their ability to pay. >> reporter: the san francisco municipal transportation agency is thinking of changing the way you pay for transit. instead of basing fares on age or disability, muni is thinking of basing prices on a person's income. >> well, that makes sense. >> i make less money, so i feel all right about that. >> i think that's great. >> reporter: muni has been talking for months about allowing low income use to ride for free. this would go well beyond that. >> we would have to work on exactly how this would work, but there would be some
the holiday season we are going to bring in communications manager from alameda county community food bank. thank you for being here. what are your goals for this food drive? how can the people at home help? >> alameda county disputes over 24 million pounds of food to our community there's one this six county residents who are in need of help from the food bank. we need a lot of help. we purchase more than half of what we distribute. if anybody wants to make a donation, cash donations are great, we can dispute four dollars worth of food for every dollar we receive. food banks adds a lot of variety to our community and is a great way for people to get involved. >> how many communities do you serve? people will be surprised to learn you serve every community in alameda county? >> we have clients in every community, every corner we have clients and we have food pantries throughout the county that are serving our neighbors. >>> thanks for being here and letting us be part of this and helping you. 21st annual abc 7 share your holiday food drive. we are here at walnut creek all day come down to
former alameda county supervisor and wife of state treasurer bill dropped her request for a restraining order against her former boyfriend. dan was the only reporter at the hearing in pleasanton and he has the l exclusive. >> nadia didn't come to court this morning. she remains in a southern cavalry has been center now 107 days sober. nadia texted last month i am looking forward to this road on recovery and new way of life. >> her therapist and counselors have hope for her to come out of this process and move on with her life so from all indications things are going well with her. >>reporter: the attorney asked for the hearing to be delayed on the restraining order until she gets out of rehab in february. the scandal blew up 10 months ago after a violent confrontation between l the 2 at this newark motel. it left her with scrapes and deep bruises. but authorities declined to press charges. after publicly discussed drug use and sex tape they made, nadia resigned from the board of supervisors and entered rehab. today the june suggested dropping the issue of restraining order for now
planes could soon what patrol the skies over alameda county. the sheriff's office says it needs the remote-controlled drones for emergencies and deputy safety. but cbs 5 reporter ann notarangelo says activists are worried big brother is on board. >> reporter: the alameda county sheriff's department wants to spend $31,000 to purchase this drone and privacy advocates don't have a problem with the cost. their issue is the way the sheriff's department is going about purchasing this aircraft. alameda county sheriff's department wants a camera equipped drone something similar to this for search-and- rescue and searching search warrants in high risk areas where deputies are concerned about armed suspects. >> having a device like this that we could look into that area prior to serving the search warrant would be very helpful. >> reporter: but privacy advocates are worried its uses could soon expand. >> where they say they were going to use them for emergency purposes and then use them for surveillance on ordinary americans. >> reporter: some believe the sheriff is not being honest. >> d
of the equipment checked by the end of the year. most of it is in southern alameda county and the south bay. >>> cupertino schools will reopen under increased security. we first reported on mornings on 2 that month vista high school canceled classes because of a bomb threat. students were shaken. >> towards finals it's kind of like we're all pretty jittery already. and now we're like there is a bomb threat. i don't know what to do. >> we won't name the teacher for his safety. police are providing extra protection for him and his family. >>> police in fremont are looking for a man that walked into an islamic center and threatened to kill everybody inside. >>> we are learning more about the young man shot and killed in a quiet neighborhood. a graduate of lee high school. his body was found on fair haven drive tuesday near a pickup truck that was up on the sidewalk. emergency crews initially thought his injuries were from the crash but later determined he had been shot. police say there is no evidence the killing is gang related. >>> in oakland a $10,000 reward is being offered in that city's
this summer, as well. >>> in other headlines around the bay, a proposal to buy a drone from the alameda county sheriff's office was sent to the public protection committee for further study. it's expected to hold a public hearing on the issue sometime in january. if approved, it will go back to the board of supervisors for final approval. >>> san francisco police hauled a load of marijuana and pot growing equipment out of the house that burned in the haight- ashbury neighborhood. it took firefighters an hour to put the fire out on page street. several residents were displaced but no one was injured. >>> the san rafael teen accused of trying to kill two people and stealing a car faces a plea hearing today. max wade's lawyer filed legal papers on monday. he objects to lumping both cases together. >>> we are just getting started at 4:41. the latest in the negotiations to reach a budget compromise in washington. >> plus, less than 1% difference. why was the half cent sales vote recount halted last night? >> and the disney princesses appearing on your tv though for a price the only way you will ge
of the year took a major turn today. nadia former alameda county supervisor and wife of state treasurer bill dropped her request for restraining order against her former boyfriend. dan has the exclusive i team investigation. >> her attorney asked the judge to delay hearing nadia request for restraining order against former boyfriend steve jack until she gets out of rehab in february. the scandal blew up 10 months ago after a violent confrontation between l them that the newark motel. it left her with scrapes and deep bruises. but authorities declined to press charges. after they publicly discussed the meth use and sex tape they made she resigned from the alameda county board of supervisor and entered rehab. the judge suggested dropping the issue of restraining order for now and rescheduling if necessary when nadia returns to the bay area. >> court would take it off calendar and reissue we'll do that. okay good enough thank you. >>reporter: what do you think the odds are of you come bang. do you think this could die right here. >> i think there's a good chance this may die here. nadia w
of special guests here for you. nick and mike, the alameda county community food bank here with a special presentation. thank you so much for coming down. you have to be excited that oracle can be part of this event. >> we have been a proud partner with the food bank for over 6 years to help fight local hunger through monetary donations and employee volunteers. we are so thankful for the work they do in the community every day and we thank them for including oracle in this effort. >> let's see what you have brought down today. drum roll. there we go. $20,000! that is great for you guys. >> this is. this is a very critical time for food banks. and actually this is going to go to our farm fresh program county. the alameda county food bank will distribute about 13 million pounds of produce this year and we actually purchase most of what we distribute so this is critical to our effort. thank you. >> thank you very much. and merry christmas. and folks, if you would like to help out, go to cbssf.com click on "food for bay area families" and you can help out, too. that's the latest from here, gu
hit. >> reporter: across the bay alameda county supervisor predicted -- >> our health clinics will get hut. our w. i. c. program which is a program for mothers they get nutrition for their newborn babies and we have several sites in alameda county that would also experience a large cut. >> reporter: education would also take a hit. >> this would undo a lot of the good a lot of californians are willing to invest in the schools. perhaps as much as 10% for the special needs students and the meals program that so many of the students in georgia are growing up -- california are growing up in poverty and they need that meal. >> reporter: it's not just the immediate cuts that worries the local officials, it's also the ongoing uncertainty that comes from the stalemate in washington. a stalemate that bay area officials fear could affect the economy just when it's starting to recover. >> we were looking forward to a better economy and this would just ruin all of the progress that's been made over the last year, year and a half. >> just say no that they can't get together. that's probably the wor
this holiday season, especially in alameda county. they have already collected donations for 3,000 needy children but there are about 1,000 more kids who still need a toy and they don't have toys for them yet. if you want to help out, you can drop off donations at any of the alameda county facilities of the salvation army in oakland, hayward or newark. they will accept a crash contribution as well. but they are trying to help the kids in alameda county. >> certainly a worthy cause. >> yeah. >>> let's check in with sal. are we noticing traffic any lighter today? >> not really. we're getting pretty busy traffic on this nurse -- on this -- on this thursday. let's take a look at the maps. pleasant hill, the freeway traffic is okay. we're getting reports that treat boulevard is a mess in pleasant hill. the chp is not reporting anything on the freeway. 24 is better. highway 4 is a little bit better than normal but not much. 80 is just a little bit better than it normally would be through richmond. you will go to a crowded bay bridge toll plaza and then we're looking at -- we're looking at the
:30 at this location that is the alameda county community food bank at food bank in contra costa and solana just showed up, canned tuna, chicken, soups, stews, those kind of nonperishable items would be great if you see me at the main courtyard in broadway plaza. one of the things you can do now, is text feed to 80077 that will send $10 immediately to your local food bank. we have prizes, four tickets to disneyland, tickets to see the nutcracker in san francisco and oakland ballet. see me, we are open at 5:30. >>> take part in the abc7 share your holiday food drive-by calling: 1-877-525-3775 -- it is an automatic donation of $10. super easy that will be up not just for today but beyond today you can do that any time. [ unintelligible ] >>> 5:12. we are just 20 days if the edge of fiscal cliff with no sign of a deal in sight. why some experts are saying we may not have that much to worry about. >>> high-tech features that promise to make the 49ers >>> good morning. you are looking live at the scene from san jose. a truck plowed into an apartment complex a 2-year-old girl was sleeping in the crib she is
the food banks, alameda county community food bank -- >> that's a tongue twister. >> it is. >> and then you roll into food bank of contra costa and solano, are the two where we live and work the most and we value working with them a lot. >> you mention it's not just food it's high quality food. >> nutritious. so susan doesn't provide soda for the kids or the clients of the food bank. it's all healthy. >> susan bateson. tell us how big the need is. it's significant this time of the year. >> currently the alameda county community food bank is serving one out of six alameda county residents. >> one out of six. >> one out of six. mostly we serve children, working families. so this money will go a long way towards us being able to provide nutritious food that will help keep kids and parents able to work. >> that's wonderful news and a wonderful donation. thank you for coming in. $150,000 from chevron. go to whole foods. you can help. any little bit helps. "food for bay area families." we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, the warriors are about 30 minutes away from running w
controversy is brewing over plans to use drones in alameda county. they want to use them for search and rescue operations and criminal investigations. however they allege there is more in the plans than just search and rescue. the group says they could use the unmanned drones to spy on local residents. kron 4's reggie kumar is here to break it down for us. >> reporter: these are the documents obtained by the aclu from the sherriff's departments. documents show they will do more than what they told the public. >> reporter: you may not see it as it fliess over your -- flies over your home, that is what they allege could happen if the sherriff's department is allowed to use the unmanned drones. he said this about the drones and privacy concerns back then. >> search and rescue missions, persons with fire arms, rural areas that are not easily accessible by patrol car. those situations. >> we have had robots in our s.w.a.t. teams for 10 years now, we don't roll those down the street. >> reporter: these documents obtained by the aclu, which approved $31,000 in grant money for the unmanned drones, say
to be abused tremendously. >> controversy brewing in alameda county as residents are starting or could start to see drums in their communities. >> good morning i am james fletcher. >> and i am anny hong. >> the american civil liberties union does not believe that the emmy account shares of what also use a remote control aircraft spots on local residents. kron fours reporter has the story. >> you may not see it as it flies over your home or backyard recording your every move. that is what is alleged that could happen if the element sheriff's office is allowed to use strong. >> this is video of the shares office introducing the public to the aircraft in october. this was said about the drought and privacy concerns back then. >> search and rescue missions bonds what caused, persons with firearms, rule areas that are not easily assess why patrol cars. those kinds of situations. we have at robots and our bomb squad and swat teams were 10 years. they are remote controlled we do not rows down the streets of a people. >> the documents obtained by the aclu which approved $31,000 in grant money for th
your weather photos send them to ureport. >>> the alameda county sheriff's department is under fire because it wants to buy an unmanned aerial system for surveillance purposes. some people call these drones. civil liberties groups say this was didn't in secret. >> reporter: they don't like how it appeared on the agenda today. the aclu is watching this carefully, wants it debated in public. here are pictures. the two sides can't agree what to call them. aclu considers them drones. sheriff says unmanned aerial systems. the sheriffs want them for search-and-rescue and pursue criminals. aclu is worried about privacy. the issue wasn't being debated the sheriff got the item taken off the agenda and sent it to the public safety committee. >> you have board letters, memorandums and conversations with people out in the open and public we're not be secretive. we've offered the media and politicians in the area to come out and take a look at our unmanned aerial system that we are thinking about purchasing. >> i'm glad that it appears as though this is going to be taken back to committee right
to ureport. >>> the alameda county sheriff's department is under fire because it wants to buy an unmanned aerial system for surveillance purposes. some people call these drones. civil liberties groups say this was didn't in secret. >> reporter: they don't like how it appeared on the agenda today. the aclu is watching this carefully, wants it debated in public. here are pictures. the two sides can't agree what to call them. aclu considers them drones. sheriff says unmanned aerial systems. the sheriffs want them for search-and-rescue and pursue criminals. aclu is worried about privacy. the issue wasn't being debated the sheriff got the item taken off the agenda and sent it to the public safety committee. >> you have board letters, memorandums and conversations with people out in the open and public we're not be secretive. we've offered the media and politicians in the area to come out and take a look at our unmanned aerial system that we are thinking about purchasing. >> i'm glad that it appears as though this is going to be taken back to committee right now and opened up for more public co
. >>> a proposal to buy a drone for the alameda county sheriff's office has been taken to committee for further study. the move comes after the aclu and other groups raised concerns. the unmanned aerial system would be used for search and rescue missions and tactical operations according to law enforcement. but the aclu argues that sheriff officials are planning to use the drone to spy. the board of supervisors was scheduled to vote today on a grant to help pay for the drone. but the hot topic has been moved to a committee hearing for january. >>> officials say more than 100 people are dead after a typhoon hit the philippines. dozens of others are still missing tonight. rescuers are struggling to reach remote areas in the southern philippines after a powerful tiboon reached there, trigger -- typhoon reached there, triggering mudslides and flash flooding. >>> the giants lock up yet another key free agent for three more years. at bank of america, we're continuing to lend and invest in the people, businesses, and organizations that call the bay area home. whether it's helping a nonprofit provide
for alameda county. she was appointed in 2009 and elected in 2010 and has an amazing background dealing dealing with violence against women and domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse and threat management. she's a wonderful addition to our panel so thank you nancy. [applause] next to nancy is tony smith who i loved his biobest of all and started he's an oakland resident and parent of students in oakland public schools. he was -- became the superintendent in 2009. he's a local boy including university of california berkeley background where he was captain of the football team and he did not include this in the biobut i know it and he wrote his under graduate thesis on emily dickon son so he's kind of a renaissance dude and he's 6-foot something. next to him is -- [applause] and next to him is george gaston and elect to the district attorney of the city and county of san francisco in 2011 after winning more than 62% of the vote which in san francisco is very enviable and focused on reducing violent crime, protecting vulnerable victims and respecting with high school truancy and r
from the alameda county sheriffs department, the chp, b.a.r.t. police, and the department of justice to stop the rise of crime in oakland in the east bay, abc-7 news. >> ama: a stretch of storm damaged highway one will be closed, went fort ross and mirier road is badly damaged. mud and rocks fell on the road wednesday. you can see a lot of the highway is simply washed away, and that's going to take time to fix. officials are looking to re-open the road next friday afternoon. >>> still to come, homemade explosive detonated and tonight the two bay area teens in big trouble. >>> the backpack that does more than just carry around your books. it could help save a life. >>> the propose s.a.t. -- proposal that got a bit turned around. >> leigh: we're expecting warming. we'll look at the numbers. >> ama: tonight al alameda fire officials are calling a fire at a restaurant suspicious. firefighter arrived on scene after 6:00 this morning and managed to contain the flames to the interior of the building. >>> pleasant hill police arrested two teenagers suspected of blowing up a mail box with a p
in flames in front of the alameda county juvenile hall on fairmont drive. firefighters let the big rig burn for an hour they had to wait for pg&e to deactivate power lines. the men were making a laundry run 3:30 this morning. the driver is a volunteer firefighter and knew exactly what to do. he and his co-worker jumped out and escaped safely. >>> dive teams are hoping to get back into the waters off mare island this morning to search for a missing man. 77-year-old philip mattingly was last seen on a tugboat next to vintage warship saturday. it is believed he fell overboard while finishing his work. vallejo police officers don't suspect foul play. divers were in the water yesterday, but did not locate mattingly. >>> san francisco police turning to the public for help. two people were discovered bound and gagged in the middle of the street at brussels in visitation valley. >> reporter: imagine looking out your window one night and on the street are two people bound and gagged. that's what happened here on brussels street 8:30 last night not only were they bound and gagged, they were fighting
workers after their big rig got caught in power lines and went up in flames in front of the alameda county juvenile hall on fairmont drive. firefighters let the big rig burn for an hour they had to wait for pg&e to deactivate power lines. the men were making a laundry run 3:30 this morning. the driver is a volunteer firefighter and knew exactly what to do. he and his co-worker jumped out and escaped safely. >>> dive teams are hoping to get back into the waters off mare island this morning to search for a missing man. 77-year-old philip mattingly was last seen on a tugboat next to vintage warship saturday. it is believed he fell overboard while work. vallejo police officers don't suspect foul play. divers were in the water yesterday, but did not locate mattingly. >>> san francisco police turning to the public for help. two people were discovered bound and gagged in the middle of the street at brussels in visitation valley. >> reporter: imagine looking out your window one night and on the street are two people bound and gagged. that's what happened here on brussels street 8:30 last night not
happened in front of the alameda county juvenile hall. 35 juveniles were evacuated. >> police are investigating a double shooting in the same neighborhood where a man was shot to death saturday night. sky 7>í4' was where the two men were shot this morning. both men expected to recover. block way from where the 34-year-old was shimd knox arrests been made. have not said if these incidents are related. >> in san pablo a had-year-old child is in protective custody. police investigate the murder of the man and woman believed to be the parents. reresponded to a call just before 1:00 a.m. found a man and woman, both 30 dead of gunshot wounds. the 4-year-old found unharmed. >> the president said today that he will not compromise on his demand to make the rich pay more taxes. he wants a deal to avert so the called fiscal cliff. some of the supporters were holding rallies across the country today. this drew about 50 people or so. however, they don't want to give up cuts for social cuts. >> i think it's important to recognize we can put revenue on the table. there are areas we know wh
to life in preis son. an alameda county judge sentenced to esteban to 25 years to life in prison. we have more. >> some form of justice has been served. >> reporter: cameras were not allowed in the courtroom, but we caught up with michelle le's brother and cousin immediately. >> i just want everyone to know how beautiful and incredible michelle was. >> the judge said he had never seen so much premeditation in a murder case. >> we always felt sitting in trial that she felt no remorse. just stared directly at our familiar ily with a blank stair. >> reporter: jurors deliberated for four-1/2 days. accident killed -- 4-1/2 days in a misguided belief that le was having an affair with her son's father. >> prosecutors waited for le in a hospital parking lot before attacking her when she walked to her car on a break from nursing class. >> maybe she will never feel remorse, i can't say that. >> reporter: esteban never turned around in a courtroom, she never looked at anyone or gave anyone eye contact. her attorney did say a few words, but it was the words of michelle le's family that everyone
: alameda county has an unemployment rate of 8.6% compared to san francisco county's 6.8%. numbers like these leave him puss stolid why so few people showed up. >> and emeryville hasn't been the same, but maybe it's because of the holiday and people are busy but at the same time, if you are look for a job from my experience, it doesn't matter what the time of the season is. >> reporter: the company put out the word through several online job sites for the past week. rivero says they still have 100 positions to fill and they need to fill them fast. training starts next week. now, the job fair will go until 8:00 tonight. the president of the this black bear diner tells me they are hiring all kinds of positions, part time and full time and they will be hiring here on the spot. reporting live in emeryville, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> maybe that bear will help attract some applicants, cate. thank you so many. >>> negotiations to end the crabbers strike will get going again this afternoon. it's been six days since the boats went out and dungeness crab is hard to find in stores and restaurants.
very special brewing in oakland's chinatown. >> it is the yu ming mandarin charter school where alameda county kids are getting a bilingual education and it's free. it was the brainchild of nine local parents who are all amazed right now how it's grown in just two short years. >> it's amazing. you see these kids, you know, half of whom have no mandarin exposure at all, and then by now it's only three months into school and they're already speaking mandarin. they're reading some perhaps, they're trying to write characters. it's really incredible. >> what is it about the school that you love >> recess! >> recess! [ laughter ] >> well, they are kids. the yu ming school is k through second grade but they are going to expand through 8th. it's a terrific place. it was this week's "cool school." captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >> brooke: we have to promise each other, no matter how bad we feel or how tempted we are, katie cannot know that we kissed. >> bill: she's not gonna hear it from me. >> taylor: (sighs) >> brooke: we have to forget that it
must evict the pot club because it is against the law to sell marijuana. but an alameda county judge ruled earlier that under california law the business is running legally. john fouler is in the croom right now and -- courtroom right now and have the results at 5:00. >>> a long-time bay area news reporter who was one of the first african-american television reporters in the nation has died. ben williams reportedly suffered a stroke on monday. he was 85. he spent his entire broadcast career at channel 5. he received numerous awards. he got his start as a reporter at the examiner before moving to television. funeral services are on saturday at saint benedict's church. >>> senator john kerry is chairing. senate. this morning he accepted a scathing independent review of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that filled four americans. the report cited systemic failures at the state department. but kerry says sol hillary clinton will not get the -- just let the findings sit on the shelf. >> i think the secretary's swift action underscores how effective she is. >> secretary of state h
in their search for the suspects. >>> and alameda county district attorney says that crime in oakland is, "out of control. " nancy o'malley said that crime is spilling over into neighborhood cities like -- cities like like piedmont. >> now there is one problem. his own party hung him out to dry. there wasn't enough support so speaker boehner canceled the vote. he designed that bill to prevent automatic tax hikes on the first of the year for people making less than $1 million. boehner said it's up to the president and the democrats now to make their move. >> i did my part. they've done nothing. >> it's very, very, very unfortunate that republicans are wasting an entire week on a number of pointless political stunts. >> house members are heading out of d.c. for christmas. when they get back there will be just four days left to hammer out a deal. >>> cutting up strong words from the mayor of san bruno. >> in the wake of the deadly san bruno pipeline explosion, pg&e is updating their structures, earning them a problem forcing pg&e customers to suffer. >> they are making a profit from this and the
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